Hohensee played college football at the University of Minnesota. He
quarterbacked the Washington Federals in the first season of the USFL.
Following the USFL, Hohensee played for the Chicago Bears replacement
team during the 1987 NFL players strike and in Canadian Football League.
Hohensee, as quarterback of the Pittsburgh Gladiators, threw the first
touchdown pass in the history of the Arena Football League. He led
Pittsburgh to the first Arena Bowl. In 1989, he became the first AFL
player to become a coach with the Chicago Bruisers. He also coached the
Washington Commandos, Anaheim Piranhas, Albany Firebirds and New England
Sea Wolves before becoming the Chicago Rush in 2000. In 2006, after
posting a 7-9 regular-season record, The Rush ran off three road playoff
wins to get to the title matchup with the Orlando Predators in Las
Vegas. The Rush won, 69-61.